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NC State College of Education Professor Margareta Thomson, Ph.D.

Jun 16, 2021

Professor Margareta Thomson Co-edits Book on Non-formal Education and Interdisciplinary Research

Margareta Thomson, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a new book that is one of several research collaborations with international faculty that resulted from her time as a Fulbright Scholar. 

A group of music students in a classroom

Mar 18, 2021

EdNC: Creating a Third Space Through Hip-Hop

Ja’Bria Barber, a board certified music therapist who is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, discusses her experience connecting with and improving the educational experiences of children from non-dominant communities. 

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson working with a primary school class in Romania

Dec 21, 2020

Margareta Thomson on the Importance of an International Perspective: ‘Providing Students with Opportunities to be Immersed in Various Aspects of Global Learning is a Great Benefit for Them’

When Margareta Thomson, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, was a graduate student at Florida State University, she had an opportunity to work on a National Science Foundation-funded project that helped shape the focus of her research for the rest of her career. 

Professor John Nietfeld

Nov 30, 2020

John Nietfeld on His International Collaborations: ‘It’s Hard to Explain All the Things You Gain from Interactions with All These Different People from These Different Countries’

When John Nietfeld, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, was given the opportunity to become a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, he thought it was a natural fit for his career. He shares how international work has been “career-making” and how his ongoing Missions with Monty research project is evolving. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Nov 19, 2020

NC State College of Education Celebrates Alumni, Doctoral Students who Serve as Counselors in Local Schools for American Education Week

The NC State College of Education recognizes five of its doctoral students and alumni for their contributions and commitment to education, serving as advocates and counselors in local schools and communities as part of American Education Week. 

Nov 18, 2020

Christy Byrd on Studying School Racial Climate: ‘When You’re Learning About Yourself at School, That Makes School Seem Relevant to Your Life’

When Assistant Professor Christy Byrd, Ph.D., was a graduate student, she was part of a research lab focused on the study of Black identity. While most researchers at the time were exploring the relationship between having a strong Black identity and feelings about school, Byrd felt there was a crucial element missing. She shares how this experience inspired her ongoing research into school climate and its relationship to racial identity. 

Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Nov 11, 2020

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby on her Highly Impactful, Often Cited Research: ‘I Thought it Was Really Great that We Were Able to Provide a Tool for So Many People’

When Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., professor of educational psychology and head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at the NC State College of Education, was a graduate student, many suggested to her that studying Black students’ experiences with race and racism in schools would be difficult. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray helps students on a computer

Nov 4, 2020

DeLeon Gray on his iScholar Project and the Importance of Belonging-centered Instruction: ‘The Concept of Belonging is So Fundamentally Human…It Has the Potential of Serving as the Connective Tissue Among All of Us’

Over the past eight years, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., has created and grown the iScholar project into a way to improve students’ sense of belonging by empowering them to contribute to the social and physical conditions in their schools and communities. 

Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Sep 8, 2020

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D.

In the September 2020 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby

Jan 6, 2020

InHerSight: A Thousand Paper Cuts: Microaggressions in the Workplace

NC State College of Education Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., discusses different types of microaggressions and how their impact on the workplace should be considered "a public health issue."